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GCON (Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger)


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IMAGE: Otunba Mike Adenuga recieves the GCON Honour from President Goodluck Jonathan »

Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), is the second highest rank in Nigeria's national honours.

The National Honours are commendations given to noteworthy Nigerians and Foreign friends for their achievements in the advancement of the Nigerian society.

They were initiated by the National Honours Act of 1963 and are the mandate of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The National Honours in ranking order are: GCFRGCON, CFRCON, OFR, OON, MFR, and MON. Other honours also exist for the Armed Forces and Security Services.

NOTABLE RECIPIENTS

NO NAME PROFESSION BEST KNOWN AS/FOR YEAR
1 Aliko Mohammed Dangote Industrialist Chairman of Dangote Group 2010/2011
2 Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen Judiciary Chief Justice of the Supreme Court  
3 Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr Diversified Entreprenuer Chairman of Globacom, Conoil and Founder of former Equitorial Trust Bank  
4 David Alechenu Bonaventure Mark Politician Former Senate President  
5 Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme Architect/Politician Founder of Ekwueme Associations, Modotel Hotels and Former Vice-President of Nigeria  
6 Atiku Abubakar Politician/Investor Former Vice-President of Nigeria and Largest Shareholder in Intel Services Ltd.  
7 Taslim Olawale Elias Judiciary International Court of Justice  
8 Abdul-Ganiyu "Gani" Oyesola Fawehinmi Activist Author, Publisher, Activist  

 

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